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Minns: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals continued...
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501 nh bl imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1896 (Aug.) 21/2 type 6 in red on 2a. blue block of four, the lower right stamp showing inverted "1" in "1/2", fine mint with the lower pair unmounted. S.G. 26, j, cat. £660+. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 26]

Est. £300-350

CLOSED
Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
502 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1896 (Aug.) 21/2 type 7 in red on 2a. blue, variety "Zanzibar" double, one albino, mint, fine. S.G. 27n, cat. £500. Photo. (Image1)

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Est. £150-180

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
503 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1896 (Nov.) 21/2 types 6 and 7 in red se-tenant on 1a.6p. sepia vertical pair, the former with Gothic second "z", mint with light overall gum toning. Ex Knight. S.G. 29F, 30. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 29F]

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
504 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1896 (Nov.) 21/2 type 7 in red on 1a.6p. sepia, large part original gum, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1987). S.G. 30, cat. £425. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 30]

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
505 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1898 (Jan.) Prepared for Official Purposes, 21/2 in red on 1a. plum horizontal pair, surcharge types 3 and 5 se-tenant, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 32, 34. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 32]

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
506 nh bl imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1898 (Jan.) Prepared for Official Purposes, 21/2 type 3 in red on 1a.6p. sepia, fine mint block of four. S.G. 35, cat. £360+. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 35]

Est. £120-140

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
507 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1898 (Jan.) Prepared for Official Purposes, 21/2 type 3 in red on 1a.6p., no dot to "i", capital "Z" broken top, etc., used with fine single circle "10 JA/98" c.d.s. S.G. 35, cat. £250+. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 35]

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
508 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1898 (Jan.) Prepared for Official Purposes, 21/2 in red on 2a. dull blue, fine mint vertical strip of three with two unmounted, the upper pair surcharge type 3 (centre stamp showing antique "r"), the lower stamp type 4, scarce multiple. Ex Knight. S.G. 38, var., 39. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 38]

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
509 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1895-98 Provisionals: 1898 (Jan.) Prepared for Official Purposes, 21/2 type 5 in red on 2a. dull blue, very fine mint vertical pair. Ex Knight. S.G. 40, cat. £320+. Photo. (Image1)

Get Market Data for [Zanzibar 40]

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.
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510 nh imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: Mint or unused selection with some font varieties, comprising 1/2a. pair and block of six, 1a. (6, incl. a block of four), 21/2a. (2), 41/2a., 5a. (5, incl. a marginal block of four), 71/2a. (5, incl. a block of four), some gum paper adhesions otherwise chiefly fine. (27) (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
511 / Used / imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: 1/2a. with fine central "23 MY/96" Zanzibar Reg c.d.s., the earliest known date, 41/2a. and 71/2a. tied to piece by "16 SE" c.d.s's, faint staining, also unoverprinted 'small Queen' B.E.A. 2r. used with Mombasa "MY 26/96" squared circle on first day after delivery on the S.S. "Madura" from Zanzibar. (3 items) (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
512 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: 1896 (May 24) envelope addressed to U.S.A. by R. Dorsey Mohun franked 21/2a. tied by hatched circle, carried on the outgoing S.S. "Madura" with New York June 24 transit and next day Washington arrival on reverse. Richard Dorsey Loraine Mohun (1864-1915), explorer, mineral prospector and mercenary, served as U.S. Consul in Zanzibar from July 1895, acting as an intermediary between the combatants in the Anglo-Zanzibar War of Aug. 27 1896, the shortest recorded war in history lasting between 38 and 45 minutes. This cover is believed to represent the earliest known use of a De La Rue stamp on cover from East Africa, sent two days prior to the issue of the unoverprinted stamps in British East Africa. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
513 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: 1896 (June 3) rare mixed franking cover addressed to Ahmed bin Said. Sheikh of Malindi at Kilwa, German East Africa bearing 'on B.E.A.' 1/2a. with 'on India' 2a., hatched circle c.d.s. cancellations, backstamped June 6 arrival. Illustrated in "Zanzibar's Postal History Legacy" by Gary DuBro (2012), p. 116. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £600-800

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
514 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: 1896 (June 10) mixed franking cover at 21/2a. rate addressed to Stony Stratford, Bucks. by Miss Sarah Whitbread, bearing 'on B.E.A.' 1/2a. strip of three with 'on India' 1/2a. pair, hatched circle c.d.s. cancellations, large part flap missing but rare. Sarah Anne Whitbread, nurse at the Zanzibar Station of the Universities Mission to Central Africa, affectionately known to the local people as "Mkate Mweupe" (white bread), died of haematuric fever at Zanzibar Hospital in July 1901 after nine years' service in Africa. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £800-1,000

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
515 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Overprints on B.E.A.: 1896 (Nov. 18) 5a. used on reverse of double rate merchant's cover to Bombay, tied by hatched circle, carried on the outgoing S.S. "Madura" with Dec. 5 arrival alongside, rare on cover. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
Minns: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain
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516 imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain: Essays: Artist's sketch with photographic vignette affixed to card (75 x 77mm) with suggested frame denominated 21/2a. hand-drawn in ink. A most important item, originally enclosed with a letter (not present) dated Oct. 1 1895 from the Zanzibar Government to the Foreign Office and forwarded to De La Rue with the request, "I am directed by General Sir Lloyd Mathews, K.C.M.G., First Minister of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar's Government, to enclose a rough sketch of a postage stamp and I should be glad if you will prepare from it a design for Postage Stamps for the above-mentioned Government". At foot may be seen two enlarged inscriptions, "The Arabic characters in the two lower corners of the sketch are reproduced below on a large scale so that you may see them quite clearly". Illustrated in "The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps, 1855 to 1901" by John Easton (1958), Plate 41. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £2,000-2,500

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
517 imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain: Essays: 1r. composite essay with photographic vignette and frame, the flags handpainted in red, Sultan's background and turban retouched in sepia, affixed to card (90 x 114mm) dated "Nov. 18th. 95", endorsed "BB." and "Dupl.", the design accepted subject to revision of the Arabic inscription. Ex De La Rue archives. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £1,000-1,200

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
518 imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain: Proofs: Stamp-sized undenominated master die proofs for the two sizes, in black on unwatermarked wove paper. Ex Knight. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £300-350

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
519 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain: Covers: 1896 (Dec. 24) large Postmaster General's printed envelope registered unusually to Burma, franked at 8a. rate by 1/2a. (2), 2a. and 4a., Zanzibar Reg c.ds. cancellations, redirected from Haka to Kalewa then Meiktila, arriving Feb. 13, vertical fold. Photo. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.
520 / c, entire, etc. imageThe John Minns East Africa: Zanzibar: 1896 Sultan Hamad-bin-Thwain: Covers: 1897 to 1903, four registered items comprising 1897 (June 4) 2a. registered envelope size J to London (ex Rossiter) bearing 4a., 5a., others at 41/2a. rate 1897 (Oct. 28) to Germany 1900 (May 17) to Tanga amd 1903 (Mar. 10) to Rome. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Nov-27, 06:00 AM EST.

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